TOPEKA - The Great Bend High School swim team finished in 15th place at the Class 5-1A state meet on Saturday at Hummer Park.
KINSLEY - The Central Plains High School girls' basketball team made only one 3-pointer in the overtime win against Kinsley on Friday night.
WACO, Texas (AP) - Angel Rodriguez is still making plenty of mistakes at Kansas State. The freshman guard is obviously learning and doing a lot to make up for them.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Terrence Jones had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 1 Kentucky to a 77-62 victory over Mississippi on Saturday, the Wildcats' 50th consecutive win at home.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Thomas Robinson had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead a balanced attack for No. 4 Kansas, which emptied its bench early in an 83-50 rout of overmatched Texas Tech on Saturday night.
GREAT BEND - Leo Rocha, 84, died Feb. 18, 2012 at his home in Great Bend.
HUTCHINSON - John "John T." Briscoe, Jr., 71, died Feb. 17, 2012, at Hospice House, Hutchinson.
Four students from Barton Community College in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society were recognized at an award luncheon at the Ramada Inn in Topeka Thursday for being selected as members of the PTK All-Kansas Academic Team.
GREAT BEND - Lila Marilyn Fuller, 84, died Feb. 18, 2012 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
Barton Community College has released the list of students who earned certificates for career training in the fall semester of 2011.
Barton Community College has recognized fall graduates for 2011.
Advanced Therapy & Sports Medicine will move to a new location in March. Following interior remodeling, Advanced Therapy will be located at the Cottonwood Center on 10th Street, between Hibbett Sports and Anytime Fitness.
Edward Smink started as a nurse's assistant and then traveled many avenues in the health-care industry before becoming the new executive director of mission and ministry at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center. Working with the executive team, Smink's responsibilities are to oversee St. Rose's mission, which includes staff development, spiritual care services, ethics consultation and community coalition activities.
Office Products Inc. has earned its third Outstanding Partner Award from Canon U.S.A., along with a plaque of appreciation for its 25 years as a Canon dealer.
Fellow veterans have reached out to help Robert Jensen, whose Great Bend home sustained an estimated $50,000 in fire damage on Feb. 3. Firefighters were dispatched to 812 Stone St. at 10:15 p.m. that night. The first crew on the scene reported heavy fire and smoke from a window, Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said after the fire.
Vampires are immortal, especially if you're judging that based on Bram Stoker's "Dracula."
Parents face a variety of choices when choosing how to rear their child, and for bilingual parents choosing a language can be a daunting but worthwhile task with myriad benefits.
When Mitchell Whisenhunt passed away on Saturday, he left his family with a gift they will always cherish - dozens of letters.
LARNED - Pop music fans will remember a hit song by The Police, "Every Breath You Take."
MANHATTAN - Kansas State is the only team still unbeaten in the round-robin meat-grinder of the Big 12, and the biggest reason why has been the impassioned play of quarterback Jake Waters.
SAN FRANCISCO - Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco's waterfront ballpark unique.
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GODDARD - Karen Kay (Miller) Marcotte, 66, died Oct. 21 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Goodard. Born Jan. 18, 1948, in Claflin, she was the daughter of Joseph Miller and Lucille (Habiger) Miller. She was employed by Koch Industries as a records administrator.
Thomas E. Harris, 67, died Oct. 22 at his home in Great Bend. He was born Jan. 29, 1947, at Neosho, Mo., the son of Lawrence Edwin and Eula (Stites) Harris. He married Shirley Schmitt May 1, 1965 at Great Bend. A Great Bend resident since 1965, coming from Granby, Mo., he was a long-time oilfield truck driver and later owned and operated Tom Harris Trucking.
CLAFLIN - Stephen F. Demel, 86, died Oct. 22 at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington. Born Dec. 26, 1927, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Lamatsch) Demel. On April 23, 1957, he married Dolores A. Jenisch in Odin. A lifelong resident of Barton County, he was a farmer.
Mary Elizabeth Henkle, 80, died on Oct. 21 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born April 9, 1934, in Burlington she was the daughter of Charles William and Hazel Loretta (Doll) Reynolds. On Feb. 12, 1950, she married Carl W. Henkle in Holyrood. A resident of Great Bend since 1953, coming from Ellsworth County, she was employed by Sears in the customer service department, retiring after more than 30 years of service.
Superintendent's Honor Roll
KOC to host turkey dinner
TOPEKA - Wednesday was proclaimed as School Bus Drivers' Appreciation Day by Gov. Sam Brownback, thanking them for transporting more than 200,000 students in excess of 66 million miles. Kansas currently employs 4,272 school bus drivers.
Whooping cranes have begun leaving their breeding grounds to migrate south from Canada, and will soon be passing through Kansas on their way to Texas. One of the best places to look for them will be Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms in central Kansas.